74 Years Ago Chattanooga Choo Choo Became The First Recording To Be Awarded A Gold Record.

10 Feb , 2016   Video

Okay, it was actually just a master copy of the disc sprayed with gold lacquer by RCA as a publicity stunt. The actual award recognized today as a Gold Record would not be awarded until sixteen years when the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) borrowed the idea and trademarked the Gold Record. The first Gold single was awarded to Perry Como in 1958 for ‘Catch A Falling Star’ and the first Gold album was given to Gordon McRae for the soundtrack to ‘Oklahoma’.

Enjoy this version of Chattanooga Choo Choo with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, The Nicholas Brothers, and Dorthy Dandridge.

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